Acer Aspire Timeline 5410T review

Not the fastest machine, but stylish, well made and comfortable

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Our Verdict

A great machine for day-to-day computing with some nice features and good connections. However it wont handle much more than than so will appeal more to the average user who wants good battery life and a decent screen

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1366 x 768

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  • Good battery life
  • Nice LED backlit screen. Great build quality
  • Good connectivity


  • Not a powerful machine
  • Keys are a bit high

We've seen several machines from Acer's Aspire Timeline range now and every model has impressed us. The Aspire 5410T offers excellent portability, despite the 15.6-inch screen.

The display features the same 1366 x 768-pixel resolution as most of the other laptops in this price range, with detailed images on offer.

Colours are slightly washed out, but LED backlighting helps to provide bright images and consumes less power than a traditional fluorescent panel.

Power-efficiency is central to this laptop, with mobility and battery life being key factors. Acer has fitted a CULV Intel Celeron processor and, along with the LED screen and integrated Intel graphics card, it helps to offer an impressive 354 minutes of mobile use from a single charge – bettered only by the Sony VAIO VGN-NS30E/S.

It comes at a price, however, as even with 3072MB of memory it struggled to perform and we found it to be slow during daily use. It took longer than rivals to start and also slowed down when running multiple applications.

It's fine for general office tasks once up and running, however, and is also capable when browsing the internet or just watching the occasional film.

The keyboard offers excellent quality, with keys that move smoothly and with a decent amount of travel. It takes some getting used to, with a flat surface that can make it tricky to distinguish between keys, but a fast typing action is very easy to achieve.

The keys are lifted high off the board itself, however, so it's easy for dirt and dust to get trapped beneath them.

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TRICKY CLEANING: We wouldn't want to have to clean out this keyboard but it is still nice to use

Quality build

Build quality is solid, with an aluminium lid that helps to protect the screen. The chassis is very thin, but it's also one of the toughest, and is easily capable of withstanding the daily commute.

It's a well-equipped laptop when it comes to ports and, like the Packard Bell Bell EasyNote TJ65-AU-010UK, you'll find four USB ports for peripherals, and VGA and HDMI ports for connecting analogue and digital displays.

At 250GB, the hard drive offers plenty of storage for work and media files, with a multi-format DVD rewriter for backing up your data on to blank DVDs and CDs. 802.11g Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet provide networking options.

There is also a 4-in-1 memory card reader, making it easy to transfer files between this laptop and other compact digital devices.

The performance of the Aspire 5410T-723G25Mn may not be the best, but this machine represents truly outstanding value for money, with a design that puts far more expensive laptops to shame.

If you need a large, yet highly portable, machine, then look no further.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity250 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGMA 4500MHD
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time6 Hour
Solid State Drive CapacityNo
Product FamilyAspire 5410
Processor Model723
Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium
Brand NameAcer
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Processor TypeCeleron
Screen Size39.6 cm (15.6")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory3 GB
Cache1 MB
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelGS45 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 1.71 GB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports4
Memory StandardDDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height29.7 mm
Width378 mm
Depth259 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product Series5410
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product Model5410-723G25MN
Product NameAspire 5410-723G25MN Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineAspire
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberLX.PEG0X.042
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Aspire 5410-723G25MN Notebook promise to redefine your mobile lifestyle with revolutionary portability, no-compromise performance, and earth-saving technologies at a price that's as lean as its under-one-inch-thin design.

Maximum Memory4 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire 5410-723G25MN Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year
Bus Speed800 MHz